Starting from scratch
hello everyone. I've spent the past couple of hours reading some of the posts and the knowledgable answers given, so I decided to take the plunge and seek your expert advice....i hope this doesn't sound too creepy. Although I am 45 I have never owned a turntable or even a decent hi-fi system. As a kid I used to listen to cassettes on a small Philips until the cd came along and I bought a portable device. However, my guitar teacher used to play me old jazz records on his Thorens TT and I was hooked but never invested in anything myself. At university a local pothead had a nice TT set-up, but as you can imagine, we spent most of the nights listening to Pink Floyd and the actual system was of no interest.... idiot. Then came MP3's and the iPhone, but so did a disjointed and unattached approach resulting in my love affair with music coming to an end. I now want to reconnect and fall in love with the old vinyl lady, but I have no idea where to start. What turntable? What amplifier? What speakers? Do i need a phono thingy? How the hell does it all connect up? I have read a few blogs and websites but it doesn't take them long to start using jargon that goes over my head and I get lost. Can anyone help this middle aged dunce?
P.S Pink Floyd, Miles Davis and Hall & Oats on the play list.